- November 11th, 2014
WHAT IT IS: Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is an unsaturated fatty acid found in trace amounts in the milk and meat of grass-fed cows, sheep, and goats. CLA occurs in different chemical configurations, known as isomers, each having different effects on the body.
- September 30th, 2014
Many premenopausal and menopausal women—those who are roughly 35 to 55 years old—blame their weight gain on hormonal changes. They visit their doctor and are told gaining weight is a natural side effect; that as they age, declining estrogen production triggers more fat storage.Why Cutting Calories Just Won’t Cut ItBy George L. Redmon, PhD, ND
- August 31st, 2014
Millions of people struggle with appetite control and eating disturbances—but food addictions cannot be resolved with willpower alone. Those who suffer from chronic overeating are left on an anguishing rollercoaster ride of difficult emotions, social challenges, and destructive physical consequences.Controlling Appetite With Vitamin and Mineral SupplementsBy James Greenblatt, MD, with Virginia Ross-Taylor, PhD
- August 31st, 2014
Cutting back on carbs but don’t want to give up your favorite foods? Try these tips for a fresh take on carb-heavy staples.
>> Turn your taco shell into a lettuce wrap to cut carbs but keep the satisfying crunch.
>> Use large Portobello mushrooms in place of hamburger buns for a fancy-looking meal packed with potassium.
- August 26th, 2014
- March 31st, 2014
On the lower slopes of the Andes Mountains in Peru grows a tuber nicknamed “the apple of the earth.” A staple of the Peruvian diet for thousands of years, yacón has a tremendous list of benefits: It is low in calories, has a low glycemic index, and provides a rich supply of inulin, an important prebiotic fiber.A look at the many benefits of yacónBy Adam Swenson
- February 1st, 2014
Confining your eating to six or eight hours a day allows your body to cycle into fat-burning mode. It also increases insulin sensitivity; reduces oxidative stress; and increases your body’s ability to resist stress, disease, and aging. Numerous studies have shown subjects were able to lose weight without restricting calories if they simply changed the times they ate.
- October 31st, 2013
A new study out of Sweden shows that keeping food in the mouth for longer periods (achieved by taking smaller bites and/or chewing longer) reduces overall meal size and increases feelings of fullness. Slowing down the eating rate, the authors say, could help eaters to control their food intake and thus help to reduce obesity.
- June 30th, 2013
Though juicing is gaining ground culturally, it’s not widely recommended within the medical and surgical weight-loss community.
- May 31st, 2013
Summer is a great time to slim down (you are going to swim this summer, aren’t you?) and a time-honored and effective way to do it is to pump up the proteins and healthy fats and skinny up on the carbs. This can be a bit daunting if you’re not used to it—we Americans do love our carbs. If you want to make a run at it, here are some great recipes to get you started.Protein-packed recipes